The Rosegarden team is proud to announce the release of version 10.04 of Rosegarden, an audio and MIDI sequencer and musical notation editor for Linux.
This release marks 10 years since the creation of our project at SourceForge. Rosegarden itself has been around in one form or another since 1993, but the current codebase has survived longer than any previous incarnation of the project. Rosegarden has overcome many obstacles in the last 10 years, including the incredibly brutal transition to Qt 4.
This is a routine maintenance release with a number of bug fixes. All users of 10.02 are recommended to update to 10.04.
This release, “Abraham Darby”, is the first of a possible series titled after rose cultivars with interesting names. Long before contributing his name to a modern pink hybrid rose, Abraham Darby III was an English industrialist best known as the engineer and ironmaster for the Iron Bridge at Coalbrookdale in Shropshire, the world's first cast-iron arch bridge which opened in 1781. The bridge still stands and makes for a rather beautiful tourist attraction.
* Fixes to crashes and incorrect updating in the notation editor (Thorsten Alteholz, Yves Guillemot and Alexander Kulikov)
* Restore duration-change shortcuts in notation forgotten in 10.02 (Thorsten Alteholz)
* Various small efficiency improvements (Chris Cannam)
* Fixes to LIRC support (Thorsten Alteholz and “Andrew”)
* Fixed to configure process to permit user override of CXXFLAGS and improve platform compatibility (Chris Cannam and Orcan Ogetbil)
* Minor improvements to desktop file definition (Dave Plater and Michael McIntyre)